OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF NEWSPAPERS FOR INDIA

THE DECLARATION COULD BE CANCELLED

       As per the PRB Act, on the basis of an application made by the Press Registrar or any other person or even otherwise, the Magistrate empowered to authenticate a declaration can cancel the same, after giving the person concerned due opportunity of representing against the cancellation, if the Magistrate is satisfied that

                           I.          the newspaper is being published in contravention of the PRB Act or the Rules made under the Act; or

                             II.          the printer or publisher who made the declaration has ceased to be so; or

                           III.          the declaration was made in respect of a periodical work which is not a newspaper.

                          IV.          The newspaper mentioned in the declaration bears a title which is the same as or similar to that of any other newspaper being published either in the same language or in the same state.

APPEAL

           Any person aggrieved by an order of a Magistrate refusing to authenticate or cancelling a declaration can, within 60 days of the date of such order, submit an appeal to the Press and Registration Appellate Board.  The Appellate Board consists of a Chairman and another member nominated by the Press Council of India.   The Board may, after making proper enquiries, confirm, modify or set aside the order appealed against, and the decision of the Board shall be final.